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Vineyard: Beacon Hill

AppellationYamhill-Carlton District
StoryEarly plantings (1988) are own-rooted Pommard and Wädenswil clones. Later plantings by Tony Soter (1998-2004) include "heirloom" clones. Soter sold the vineyard in 2005.
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2005 Soter Beacon Hill Yamhill-Carlton District Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

$39. Noted winemaker Tony Soter (Etude) has recently moved to Oregon for good and is crafting Pinot Noir from his 20-acre hillside Beacon Hill Vineyard on the north fork of the Chehalem Valley. The Soter philosophy is to craft limited quantities of superb wines that fully express their sites, and in doing so remain stewards of the land and conscious of the well-being of future generations. Tony also produces a terrific Vin Gris of Pinot Noir and a marvelous Brut Rosé. · A comforting wine with ripe fruit aromas, cherry and cocoa flavors, coating tannins, and a long and intense finish. Reviewed August 6, 2007 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Soter Beacon Hill Yamhill-Carlton District Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., $48. · Hi-tone red cherry fruit of great purity in the aromatics with a hint of red licorice. Lovely and understated arsenal of cherry fruit, a suave texture and brisk acidity on the finish. A sophisticated wine of great breeding. Still some unresolved tannins - give it 6-12 months to soften. Tres Pinot. Reviewed January 30, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »